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Welsh History, PhD, MPhil

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
Welsh History with specialisations in Age of the Welsh Princes; The medieval Church and Religion; Early modern and 19th Century Wales; Historiography and Cultural Identity; Political History of Wales in the modern period. The Welsh History programme is offered at Bangor University.
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History has been taught at Bangor since the foundation of the University in 1884. Past professors include Sir J.E.Lloyd (1895-1930), who wrote A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest; R.T.Jenkins (1930-1948), who became the first professor of Welsh History, and Charles Mowatt (1959-1970), who wrote Britain between the Wars. Archaeology has been taught since 1960.

The School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology currently has 15-20 teaching staff and a yearly student intake of about 110.

The School offers a very wide range of courses, spanning prehistory to the present day. History courses encompass British, Welsh, European and American History while those on Archaeology concentrate on the Archaeology of Britain and Ireland. There are very few restrictions on your choice from the wide variety of courses available. You can, if you wish, concentrate on earlier or later periods, or combine courses from the whole range on offer.

We pride ourselves on giving individual students personal attention in their studies and specialize in small group teaching: no student of ours is just a number. Our teaching methods include innovative and high-tech elements. You will find that the School is well equipped with its own computers.

Those studying courses in Archaeology or Heritage will have the opportunity to take advantage of a range of wide range of field trips to these monuments. Students have the opportunity to learn archaeological surveying and archaeological computing and are encouraged to take part in excavations. There is also an annual programme of talks and activities organised by our active Archaeology student society.

The Welsh History programme is offered at Bangor University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      PhD: 2 to 3 years full-time or 4 to 6 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas

Welsh History with specialisations in:

  • Age of the Welsh Princes
  • The medieval Church and Religion
  • Early modern and 19th Century Wales
  • Historiography and Cultural Identity
  • Political History of Wales in the modern period

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of First Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A first class or a good upper second class honours degree is required.
  • In the case of overseas students, take an IELTS or TOEFL test to meet the English Language requirement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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